Olli Mustonen becomes principal conductor

Olli Mustonen becomes principal conductor


norman lebrecht

March 19, 2020

The outstanding Finnish pianist to to be Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra from January 2021.

He has lately been focussed on composition.



  • Mustafa Kandan says:

    This sort of information they may as well announce after the end of this global crisis. At the moment , when we are at the risk of being confined to our homes, when shops are empty of increasing number of products, including food, all one could think of is to survive the coming months. If they close down public transport and shops as well, we may not die of Corona virus but of starvation.

  • Mathias Broucek says:

    I have no reason to doubt that he’s a capable conductor but I’m reminded of Kenneth Woods’ hilarious spoof press release about a conductor who’s suddenly decided he’s a world-class instrumentalist….

    • esfir ross says:

      Ollie M.’s the finest world -class pianist. Musician with wonderful imagination. Wish him success in his conducting. Very nice person. Never miss his performance, master-class. Have many his cd’s

    • Saxon Broken says:

      Wasn’t it Klemperer who , when asked by Fischer-Diskau if he was going to attend the concert he was conducting, replied “I would love to but I find I am singing Die Winterreise”